Anarchists claim fire responsibility
11:40am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Latest News
AN ANARCHIST group has claimed responsibility for a fire which devastated Wiltshire Police’s tri-force firearms training centre.
Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue tackled the blaze at the Black Rock training centre in Portishead for more than 12 hours on Tuesday and yesterday a group called the Angry Fox Cell posted the claim on the blogging site Bristol.indymedia.org.uk.
The new building was set to serve Wiltshire Police, Avon and Somerset Police and Gloucestershire Police as a state-of-the-art firearms training facility.
Avon and Somerset Assistant Chief Constable Dave Hayler said: “This is a very sad day for us. We’re devastated to see the impact of the fire. The damage is extensive and we’ll be working closely with fire investigators and our own forensic teams to understand what happened to cause such a large fire.”